Tag Archives: disease

Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s Disease

In certain places, it may be dangerous to simply breathe the air. Air pollution levels can be high enough to impact your respiratory system, your cardiovascular system, and, as we will discuss today, even your brain. In cities where air pollution is a bad problem, it has been linked to cognitive decline. And potentially even… Read More »

Co-infection with HIV and HCV does not increase the risk of end-stage liver disease or liver cancer

People with HIV and hepatitis C are no longer at higher risk of end-stage liver disease than people with hepatitis C alone, and the trend is probably associated with the improved effectiveness of antiretroviral treatment, a French study has reported in the journal Hepatology. The study also found that people with HIV and hepatitis C… Read More »

High-fiber diet lowers risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, prevents cancer, WHO says

People who eat lots of high-fiber and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fiber, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fiber eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of… Read More »